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Greatest Royal Comeback


I love the Royals bullpen. I'm in court for 45 minutes and I come back to find a 5-0 lead is now a 6-5 deficit.

That made me try to come up with the best Royal comeback of all time.  Maybe RetroRoyal can come up with a better one, but my nominee is June 15, 1979 against the Milwaukee Brewers.  Royals behind 11-6 going into the 9th.  According to www.baseball.reference.com/boxes/MIL/MIL197906150.shtml, the Royals had a 1% chance to win. Willie Wilson singles, Jamie Quirk (drinking buddy of George Brett singles), Amos Otis (anyone remember a game where someone jumped out of the stands and took A.O.'s glove during a delay when an umpire had a heat stroke due the heat off the Astroturf) lined out, and George Scott (didn't remember him playing for K.C.) hits a two run single making the score 11-8.  Pinchhitter Pete LaCock hits a sacrifice fly to make the score 11-9 with two outs and the Royals have a 4% chance to win.  John Wathan and Frank White single, and then U.L. Washington singles to tie the score 11-11.  Willie Wilson then hits an inside the park 3 run homer to make the score 14-11.

I remember listening to that game on my headphones under the sheets as it was past my bedtime.  Ah memories.  Now I'm stuck with this bullpen.

Can anyone top this for a Royals comeback

yal

This FanPost was written by a member of the Royals Review community. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the editors and writers of this site.

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